Logo Logo
Switch Language to German
Das, Siddhant; Noeth, Markus; Duerr, Detlef (2019): Exotic Bohmian arrival times of spin-1/2 particles: An analytical treatment. In: Physical Review A, Vol. 99, No. 5, 052124
Full text not available from 'Open Access LMU'.


It is well known that orthodox quantum mechanics does not make unambiguous predictions for the statistics in arrival time (or time-of-flight) experiments. Bohmian mechanics (or de Broglie-Bohm theory) offers a distinct conceptual advantage in this regard, owing to the well-defined concepts of point particles and trajectories embedded in this theory. We revisit a recently proposed experiment [S. Das and D. Durr, Sci. Rep. 9, 2242 (2019)], the numerical analysis of which revealed a striking spin dependence in the (Bohmian) time-of-arrival distributions of a spin-1/2 particle. We present here a mathematically tractable variant of the same experiment, where the predicted effects can be established rigorously. We also obtain some results that can be compared with experiment.